Dutch Testing Can Help Find the Root Cause and Target Treatment of
Hi, I’m Stephen Ward (MSc) from Fairfield Nutrition.
DUTCH testing provides valuable insights into sleep issues, adrenal fatigue / HPA axis dysregulation, hormonal issues, nutrient status, detoxification, methylation, and ways to optimise your health that are unique to you.
All DUTCH testing through Fairfield Nutrition includes a one-hour consultation with myself. I can help you understand how the results relate to your health and what they mean for you. I will also give you advice on how to improve or optimise your health based on the results.
The DUTCH tests are far more advanced than a standard test through your GP. It includes 35 different hormones and their metabolites. Their metabolites show the ability of your body to metabolise (detoxify) these hormones, and also methylation.
DUTCH testing shows you your daily cortisol patterns throughout the day. Cortisol should rise upon waking and then decrease throughout the day. This can become disrupted in some people. Importantly, DUTCH testing also gives you free and total cortisol which saliva testing does not. The latest version also includes markers for oxidative stress, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B6, glutathione, and dopamine, and is now a very comprehensive test.
The test can be done in the privacy of your own home and involves a special litmus paper to collect your urine samples. They are then dried overnight and returned to the lab for processing. I’ll also send you a short questionnaire to gather information on your health and goals. Once, the lab has analysed the samples, we have our consultation to go over your results.